Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader On Decolonization

Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader On Decolonization


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This comprehensive reader on indigenous archaeology shows that collaboration has become a key part of archaeology and heritage practice worldwide. Collaborative projects and projects directed and conducted by indigenous peoples independently have become standard, community concerns are routinely addressed, and oral histories are commonly incorporated into research. This volume begins with a substantial section on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, then presents key articles from around the globe in sections on Oceania, North America, Mesoamerica and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Editorial introductions to each piece con­textualize them in the intersection of archaeology and indigenous studies. This major collection is an ideal text for courses in indigenous studies, archaeology, heritage management, and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598743722
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Margaret Bruchac is assistant professor of anthropology and coordinator of the Native American studies program at the University of Connecticut.Siobhan Hart is a visiting assistant professor at Binghamton University.H. Martin Wobst is professor of anthropology and director of the graduate program in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Section I Decolonizing Globally 15

Chapter 1 Indigenous Archaeologies: A Worldwide Perspective on Human Materialities and Human Rights H. Martin Wobst 17

Section II Indigeneity 29

Chapter 2 A New Global Phenomenon? Ronald Niezen 33

Chapter 3 This Is Not an Answer to the Question "Who Is Indigenous?" Alejandro F. Haber 38

Chapter 4 Beyond Black and White: Essentialism, Hybridity, and Indigeneity Yin C. Paradies 43

Section III Philosophical, Theoretical, and Historical Underpinnings 51

Chapter 5 Colonizing Knowledges Linda Tuhiwai Smith 57

Chapter 6 Indigenous Worldviews and Ways of Knowing as Theoretical and Methodological Foundations behind Archaeological Theory and Method Heather Harris 63

Chapter 7 Remythologizing the Relationship between Indians and Archaeologists Larry J. Zimmerman 69

Chapter 8 Power to the (Indigenous) Past and Present! Or: The Theory and Method behind Archaeological Theory and Method H. Martin Wobst 76

Chapter 9 Indigenous Archaeology as Decolonizing Practice Sonya Atalay 79

Chapter 10 Archaeology, Diaspora, and Decolonization Ian Lilley 86

Chapter 11 Dwelling at the Margins, Action at the Intersection? Feminist and Indigenous Archaeologies, 2005 Margaret W. Conkey 91

Chapter 12 Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Archaeology George P. Nicholas Kelly P. Bannister 99

Chapter 13 In the Spirit of the Code Claire Smith Heather Burke 105

Section IV Oceania 109

Chapter 14 Decolonizing Indigenous Archaeology: Developments from Down Under Claire Smith Gary Jackson 113

Chapter 15 Nukun and Kungun Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (Look and Listen to Ngarrindjeri Country): An Investigation of Ngarrindjeri Perspectives of Archaeology in Relation to Native Title and Heritage Matters Amy Roberts Steve Hemming Tom Trevorrow George Trevorrow Matthew Rigney Grant Rigney Lawrie Agius Rhonda Agius 126

Chapter 16 Wahi Ngaro (The Lost Portion): Strengthening Relationships between People and Wetlands in North Taranaki, New Zealand Harry Allen Dilys Johns Caroline Phillips Kelvin Day Tipene O'Brien Ngati Mutunga 132

Chapter 17 Indigenous Research and Archaeology: Transformative Practices in/with/for the Ngarrindjeri Community Christopher L. Wilson 140

Section V North America 147

Chapter 18 Beyond the Margin: American Indians, First Nations, and Archaeology in North America Joe E. Watkins 153

Chapter 19 Paleo Is Not Our Word: Protecting and Growing a Mi'kmaw Place Donald M. Julien Tim Bernard Leah Morine Rosenmeier, with review by the Mi'kmawey Debert Elders' Advisory Council 163

Chapter 20 Caribou Crossings and Cultural Meanings: Placing Traditional Knowledge and Archaeology in Context in an Inuit Landscape Andrew M. Stewart Darren Keith Joan Scottie 171

Chapter 21 Confronting Colonialism: The Mahican and Schaghticoke Peoples and Us Russell G. Handsman Trudie Lamb Richmond 176

Chapter 22 Working on Pasts for Futures: Eastern Pequot Field School Archaeology in Connecticut Stephen W. Silliman Katherine H. Sebastian Dring 180

Chapter 23 Decolonizing the Archaeological Landscape: The Practice and Politics of Archaeology in British Columbia George P. Nicholas 185

Chapter 24 Developing an Aboriginal Archaeology: Receiving Gifts from White Buffalo Calf Woman Tara Million 189

Chapter 25 Building a Bridge to Cross a Thousand Years Dorothy Lippert 193

Chapter 26 Navajo Archaeologist Is Not an Oxymoron: A Tribal Archaeologist's Experience Davina Two Bears 196

Section VI Mesoamerica and South America 199

Chapter 27 Maya Archaeology and the Political and Cultural Identity of Contemporary Maya in Guatemala Avexnim Cojti Ren 203

Chapter 28 México Randall H. McGuire 211

Chapter 29 Archaeology, Landscapes, and Dreams: Science, Sacred Offerings, and the Practice of Archaeology Kevin Lane Alexander Herrera 220

Chapter 30 History and Its Discontents: Stone Statues, Native Histories, and Archaeologists Cristóbal Gnecco Carolina Hernández 224

Chapter 31 Reframing Social Equality within an Intercultural Archaeology Alejandro F. Haber 229

Chapter 32 Indigenous Knowledge and Archaeological Science: The Challenges of Public Archaeology in the Reserva Uaçá Lesley Fordred Green David R. Green Eduardo Góes Neves 235

Section VII Africa 241

Chapter 33 Situational Ethics and Engaged Practice: The Case of Archaeology in Africa Martin Hall 245

Chapter 34 Using Archaeology to Remake History in Africa Peter R. Schmidt 251

Chapter 35 Another World: Archaeology and Intellectual Property Sven Ouzman 259

Chapter 36 The Roles of Applied and Development Anthropology and Archaeology among the San of Botswana Robert K. Hitchcock 262

Chapter 37 Indigenous Perception of Cultural Heritage and Its Management: A Cursory Blueprint among the Senufo in the Sikasso Region of Mali Sekou Berte 267

Chapter 38 Transforming Archaeology through Practice: Strategies for Collaborative Archaeology and the Community Archaeology Project at Quseir, Egypt Stephanie Moser Darren Glazier James E. Phillips Lamya Nasser el Nemr Mohammed Saleh Mousa Rascha Nasr Aiesh Susan Richardson Andrew Conner Michael Seymour 272

Chapter 39 Public Archaeology and Indigenous Communities Mike Parker Pearson Ramilisonina 282

Section VIII Asia 289

Chapter 40 The Archaeology of the Disenfranchised Sandra A. Scham 293

Chapter 41 Multivocality, Multifaceted Voices, and Korean Archaeology Minkoo Kim 299

Chapter 42 Decolonizing Methodologies as Strategies of Practice: Operationalizing the Postcolonial Critique in the Archaeology of Rajasthan Uzma Z. Rizvi 308

Chapter 43 Whose Archaeology? Decolonizing Archaeological Perspective in Hokkaido Island Hirofumi Kato 314

Section IX Europe 323

Chapter 44 Written Off the Map: Cleared Landscapes of Medieval Ireland Angèle Smith 327

Chapter 45 Colonial Constructs: Colonialism and Archaeology in the Mediterranean Peter van Dommelen 332

Chapter 46 Public Archaeology and Indigenous Communities Mike Parker Pearson Ramilisonina 334

Chapter 47 Time and Landscape Barbara Bender 338

Chapter 48 Indigenous Journeys-Splinterville, Drenthe, Amherst Margaret M. Bruchac 343

Chapter 49 Rock Carvings in a Saami Perspective: Some Comments on Politics and Ethnicity in Archaeology Odd Mattis Hætta 347

Chapter 50 Prehistory, Identity, and Archaeological Representation in Nordic Museums Janet E. Levy 349

Section X Futures 361

Chapter 51 Imagining the Future of Indigenous Archaeologies Margaret M. Bruchac 363

References 369

Index 417

About the Editors 436

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